RestaurantsLondonCamberwellSE5

survey result

Summary

£25
    £
5
Exceptional
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

The “fabulous, flavour-packed, spicy ‘Chinese’ food from China’s Muslim northwest” (Xinjiang, home of the Uighurs) “never fails to hit the spot” at this “canteen-style” pit-stop in Camberwell. It’s an absolute “byword for value”, too (“and now accepts card payment”).

Summary

£23
    £
5
Exceptional
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Xinjiang/Uighur flavours that make few excuses for local palates”, with “big portions and small prices” have combined to win a cult following for this outpost of north west China in deepest Camberwell. Expect “great food in a basic setting” along with “a wait – it gets seriously busy”. Top Tip – hand-made noodles and “lamb fat skewers are divine”.

Summary

£23
    £
5
Exceptional
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Xinjiang/Uighur flavours that make few excuses for local palates”, with “big portions and small prices” have combined to win a cult following for this outpost of north west China in deepest Camberwell. Expect “great food in a basic setting” along with “a wait – it gets seriously busy”. Top Tip – hand-made noodles and “lamb fat skewers are divine”.

Summary

£23
    £
5
Exceptional
2
Average
1
Poor
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “amazing Uighur canteen in the depths of Camberhell” serves “incredible” food with “punchy flavours and interesting textures” from China’s northwestern Xinjiang province – “homemade noodles, dumplings, stews & lamb skewers”“without any fanfare”. It’s “cash-only (and very cheap)”, “noisy”, with “communal benches and abrupt service”“so don’t go for a quiet romantic evening”. Top Tip: “lamb and fat chunks is mind-blowing”.

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Restaurant details

Entertainments
No dress code
20

Prices

Starter Main Pudding
£1.80 £15.50 £0.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £12.00
Filter Coffee £0.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%
49 Camberwell Church St, London, SE5 8TR
Opening hours
Monday5 pm‑11 pm
Tuesday5 pm‑11 pm
Wednesday5 pm‑11 pm
Thursday5 pm‑11 pm
Friday5 pm‑11 pm
Saturday2 pm‑11 pm
Sunday2 pm‑11 pm

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